10 Easy DIY Mouthwash Recipes

Have you ever seriously thought about what's in your mouthwash & how easy it might be to make your own? Those two questions are why we decided to do this post for you :) We have compiled a great variety of mouthwash recipes that will be sure to please almost everyone. Best of all they are full of great ingredients & are very easy to make. Let's get into it:easy DIY homemade mouthwash recipe

DIY Mouthwash Recipes

Basic Mouthwash 
1 C. Water 
1 Tsp Baking soda
3 Drops of Peppermint essential oils. 
Directions: Add ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Swish in your mouth, then spit out. Store on the bathroom counter. 

Old-Fashioned Disinfectant Mouthwash
1 C. water 
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar. 
Directions: Blend all ingredients and add to a sterile glass jar. Shake well before use. Swish mixture in your mouth, then spit out. Will keep indefinitely on the counter. 

Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
1 part hydrogen peroxide  
1 part water. 
Directions: Mix all ingredients. Swish mouthwash in your mouth, then spit out. Mix enough for single use and discard the excess solution. 

Herbal Mouthwash 
Create an herbal infusion by steeping 
2 cups of boiling water 
1/2 ounce of whole cloves 
1 ounce of Oregon grape root
1 ounce of rosemary 
Directions: in a pint-sized glass mason jar, overnight. In the morning strain the infusion using a piece of cheesecloth. Swish in your mouth, then spit out. Keep the mason jar in the fridge for up to a week. 

Simple Essential Oil Mouthwash
1 C. of water
20 drops of essential oils. We recommend a blend of cinnamon, clove, wintergreen, or tea tree oil. 
Directions: Blend all ingredients in a sterile glass jar with lid. Before each use, make sure to shake well. Shaking helps to distribute the essential oils evenly in the mixture. Will keep on the bathroom counter indefinitely. 

Antiseptic Homemade Mouthwash
  • 4 Ounces (120 ml) Peppermint Hydrosol
  • 4 Ounces (120 ml) Herbal Infusion
  • 1 Teaspoon (5 ml) Thyme Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons (10 ml) Myrrh Gum Extract
  • 5-10 Drops 100% Wild-crafted Mint Flavor Extract
A hydrosol is a water-based liquid that is made from flowers. This recipe calls for herbal infusions that can be done with Echinacea Angustifolia root, sage leaves, and peppermint leaves.
Directions: Add the ingredients to a sterile glass jar about the size of a pint. Place the lid on and shake well. Repeat before each use. Then use as a mouthwash and swish for about 30 seconds in your mouth. Expel the mixture. This recipe will keep on the bathroom counter indefinitely. Note Myrrh gum has broad-spectrum antiseptic properties. It can be used for oral ailments, namely gum disease. 
peppermint mouthwash recipe

Whitens and Remineralizes   
  • 2 Tsp Calcium Carbonate 
  • 1 Tsp Xylitol Crystals
  • 10 Drops Trace Minerals Liquid
  • 10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Lemon or Chamomile Essential Oil 
  • 5 Drops Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 2 C. of Water
Yields approximately 16 ounces and that should be good for about 15-30 uses. 

  1. In a Pyrex bowl, stir together Calcium powder and Xylitol crystals.
  2. Add liquid minerals and essential oils.
  3. Add water and stir.
  4. Use a sterile glass jar and funnel. Pour the mixture into the container.
  5. Replace the lid and shake. Make sure that the Xylitol dissolves, after about 60 seconds.
  6. Shake well before using.
  7. Place in the fridge. This recipe should keep for up to two weeks. 

What benefits do these ingredients provide?

Calcium carbonate powder: remineralizes teeth. 
Xylitol crystals add a touch of sweetness and also provides cavity protection. 
Concentrated trace minerals liquid: remineralizes teeth. 
Peppermint essential oil: gives a great taste and promotes fresh breath.
Lemon essential oil: helps to whiten your teeth. 
Spearmint essential oil: another great addition for flavor and taste plus promotes fresh breath. 

Tincture Mouthwash 

The myrrh tincture helps strengthen gums and combat tooth and gum infections. Calendula cleans and soothes gums and helps with gum inflammation. Plus, goldenseal is highly antimicrobial and has lots of astringent properties.
  • 1 - 4 Oz glass bottle
  • Funnel (not necessary but makes it easier)
  • 1/2 Cup distilled water
  • 2 TBLS vodka
  • 1 Dropper full calendula tincture/herbal oil -NOT ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 1 Dropper full goldenseal tincture/herbal oil -NOT ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 0.5 Dropper full myrrh tincture/herbal oil -NOT ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 1 to 2 Drops peppermint essential oil
Combine all the ingredients through a funnel in a 4 oz dark glass bottle and shake well. Dilute three tablespoons of the rinse in 1⁄2 ounce water, and use as a mouthwash morning and night. 

DIY Aloe Mouthwash 

Aloe is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial healer and can help treat gum inflammation, canker sores, and cold sores.
  • 6 Oz dark glass bottle
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera juice
  • 1/4 Cup distilled water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. witch hazel
  • 1 Tsp. Baking soda
  • 10 drops essential peppermint oil
aloe used in mouthwashMix all the ingredients together in a bowl with a spout (liquid measuring cup works great). Then use a whisk to mix. Just add the mixture to a sterile container. Using a funnel is very helpful. After filling, lid and shake to mix. The concoction will keep fresh for two weeks in a cool, dry cabinet. Swish and spit morning and night. 

DIY Peppermint Mouthwash 

Peppermint oil is an antiseptic oil that helps to fight bad breath and numb pain.
  • 4 Oz dark glass bottle
  • 1/2 Cup distilled water
  • 3 Drops of peppermint essential oil
Pour your water and essential oils into a dark glass bottle. Then shake. When using, stir first and take a small sip of the mouthwash. Swish and gargle for 30 seconds. Do not swallow.

Article Contributed By 
Danielle Lewis